“Last year was a challenging year. The work done by Indian diaspora across the world and the way they fulfilled their duties, it is a matter of pride for the country. Many Indians living abroad have also lost their lives to Covid. I express my condolences to their families,” the Prime Minister mentioned at 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention.
“In the past some months, I talked to several heads of states where they mentioned the work done by Pravasi Bharatiya (Non-Resident Indian) doctors, paramedics, and others. Temples, Gurudwaras and our tradition of langar, our social, cultural, and religious organisations have worked for everyone without discrimination. They (State heads) spent most of their time praising the work done by the Indian diaspora,” the prime minister mentioned.
“Your contribution to PM Cares Fund is being utilised to strengthen health infrastructure in the country. I extend gratitude to you for this,” PM Modi mentioned.
The Prime Minister mentioned that Non-Resident Indians have strengthened their identification in different international locations previously years.
PBD conference is the flagship occasion of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and supplies an necessary platform to have interaction and join with abroad Indians, based on an official launch.
In view of the feelings of the colourful diaspora neighborhood, the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention is being organised on January 9, regardless of the continued coronavirus pandemic.
President of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi, is the chief visitor of this 12 months’s Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention.
The Convention is being held in a digital format, as have been the PBD Conferences held lately within the run-up to the Convention. The theme of the 16th PBD Convention 2021 is “Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.
The winners of the net Bharat ko Janiye Quiz for the youth may also be introduced in the course of the occasion.